The role of the language classroom

The language classroom has two purposes.

1) To create independent language learners, by inspiring, exciting or challenging students, and convincing them that they can enjoyably learn a language, mostly on their own. That is what happened to me at age 17.
2) To provide some language exposure to the over 90 % of learners who refuse to be converted into independent language learners, and who probably will not learn much until they do so.


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